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Washington, D.C. braces for 222% visitor increase for inauguration

Washington, D.C. braces for 222% visitor increase for inauguration

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RICHMOND — In the days leading up to the 2017 presidential inauguration Washington, D.C. will see a 222% daily increase of travellers, according to an analysis of bookings by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance.

More than 114,000 travellers are planning to visit Washington D.C. Jan. 18 – 21 with 276% more planning to arrive on inauguration day, compared to the two Fridays prior to and following.

Allianz Global Assistance is using the stats to underline the importance of travel insurance. “With an upsurge of people going to Washington D.C. before, on and after the inauguration, it’s important to check the box for travel insurance,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “While it can’t coordinate diplomacy, the right travel insurance policy can provide coverage and assistance for many unforeseen or unexpected events like covered trip cancellations and delays, lost, stolen or delayed luggage, medical emergencies and more.”

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